Last week I attended in an event of a networking group for UX designers. There were 35 designers. We had dinner and talked about ourself and our experience. I talked to some of those designers and asked them about UX design portfolio template, job search, interview questions, and their internship experiences.
They helped me with storytelling in my portfolio and recommended me to participate in a boot camp to gain more experience in this field.
I exchanged business cards with a few of them and I received a job offer from one. Unfortunately, they only hire US citizens.
I highly recommend this website for professional networking: meetup